Thursday, August 9, 2012
Recently I was looking at a magazine article about survivalists or as they are know to some, 'dooms dayers' . They had a pretty elaborate bunch of items gathered for the 'latter days' when and if a major attack were to occur. This included tools, canned food, flashlights, fuel, water, gas masks, knife, in some cases a rifle, cleaning supplies and on the list goes. Back in the 60's during the 'Bay of Pigs' and Cuban Missile Crisis, some people in the United States built bomb shelters as a precaution in their backyards in fear of an attack by their very extremely close communist neighbor Cuba.
As Christians are we supposed to join in and be fearful and worried or relax and know God is in control? It never hurts to possibly have some things on hand. Here in the Southeast US where I live we are in tornado country and we have a storm shelter built under our bedroom floor. We have a Flashlight, weather radio, and water there. It is good to take some precautions but how fearful do you need to get.
Being from the north I always get a chuckle in the Southern winters when flurries are predicted and the news reporters say to go get bread and milk. Not sure why those two things, but it just makes me laugh a bit. In Philippians 4:19 it says " My God will supply all your needs through his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
I often wonder if the survivalists have packed a Bible in with all their life sustaining devices. The Bible would be the greatest 'tool' ever giving comfort. The word of God would help alleviate worry and fear if it were read and followed.
It says in Amos 8:11 that in the last days there will be a famine for the word of God. Imagine looking and not being able to find a Bible anywhere!! Hard to imagine but evil hates the word of God and would love to alleviate it everywhere. This is not far fetched at all.
It further says in .Psalm 37::25 "I was young and now I am old but i have never seen the righteous forsaken or their seed begging bread." That is a real scripture of comfort! Right now much of America is in a drought. When there is no rain there are no crops. If no crops then grocery store shelves can get empty. Remember to praise God daily for the rain, the farmers who grow food, for freedom, and for not going hungry and above all for the word of God we freely in this country can read wihtout being arrested.
Just remember it is through the word of God you find your hope and strength. Jeremiah 15:16 says "Your words are what sustain me. They bring me great joy and are my hearts delight, for I bear your name oh Lord God Almighty
PRAYER: Lord thank you that you are our hiding place and a shelter in the storms of life. Thank you that I need not fear for you are with me. In Jesus name. Amen.
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